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MetroPCS Joins Rural Cellular Association

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2011 – The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) announced Friday that wireless provider MetroPCS had joined the association.

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WASHINGTON, February 18, 2011 – The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) announced Friday that wireless provider MetroPCS had joined the association.

MetroPCS holds the fifth-largest mobile network in the U.S. and as of the beginning of 2011, serves 8.1 million subscribers.  RCA, which comprises more than 100 members, represents the interests of regional and rural wireless carriers.  The addition will also serve to add MetroPCS Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mark Stachiw to the association’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to join RCA,” said Stachiw.  “It is important that competitive carriers such as MetroPCS have a voice in Washington, DC, and RCA is on the forefront of many issues critical to the wireless industry.  We look forward to joining RCA’s efforts on Capitol Hill and at the FCC.”

The move comes as RCA steps ups its efforts on several initiatives, such as lobbying handset manufacturers to make the latest smartphones available to smaller carriers.

Jonathan began his career as a journalist before turning his focus to law and policy. He is an attorney licensed in Texas and the District of Columbia and has worked previously as a political reporter, in political campaign communications and on Capitol Hill. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Washington and a J.D. from Villanova Law School, where he focused his studies on Internet and intellectual property law and policy. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he roots for Seattle sports teams and plays guitar in his free time.

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Jeff Blum and V. Noah Campbell: Unleashing the Next Wave of American 5G through Competition in the 12 GHz Spectrum Band

Allowing 5G use of the 12 GHz band will lead to better broadband.

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The authors of this Expert Opinion are Jeff Blum of DISH and V. Noah Campbell of RS Access

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2011 – The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) announced Friday that wireless provider MetroPCS had joined the association.

MetroPCS holds the fifth-largest mobile network in the U.S. and as of the beginning of 2011, serves 8.1 million subscribers.  RCA, which comprises more than 100 members, represents the interests of regional and rural wireless carriers.  The addition will also serve to add MetroPCS Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mark Stachiw to the association’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to join RCA,” said Stachiw.  “It is important that competitive carriers such as MetroPCS have a voice in Washington, DC, and RCA is on the forefront of many issues critical to the wireless industry.  We look forward to joining RCA’s efforts on Capitol Hill and at the FCC.”

The move comes as RCA steps ups its efforts on several initiatives, such as lobbying handset manufacturers to make the latest smartphones available to smaller carriers.

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Property Owners Highlight Role of Commercial Real Estate in Digital Infrastructure Deployment

Wireless push by FCC has led to higher capacity broadband throughout multi-tenant buildings.

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Photo of John Gilbert of Rudin Management Company from Connected Real Estate magazine

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2011 – The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) announced Friday that wireless provider MetroPCS had joined the association.

MetroPCS holds the fifth-largest mobile network in the U.S. and as of the beginning of 2011, serves 8.1 million subscribers.  RCA, which comprises more than 100 members, represents the interests of regional and rural wireless carriers.  The addition will also serve to add MetroPCS Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mark Stachiw to the association’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to join RCA,” said Stachiw.  “It is important that competitive carriers such as MetroPCS have a voice in Washington, DC, and RCA is on the forefront of many issues critical to the wireless industry.  We look forward to joining RCA’s efforts on Capitol Hill and at the FCC.”

The move comes as RCA steps ups its efforts on several initiatives, such as lobbying handset manufacturers to make the latest smartphones available to smaller carriers.

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Companies Clash Over Spectrum Sharing in 12 GHz Spectrum Band

Satellite service provider Dish, which is open to 12 GHz for mobile, recently signed a network sharing deal with AT&T.

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Screenshot from Broadband Breakfast Live Online episode on July 14.

WASHINGTON, February 18, 2011 – The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) announced Friday that wireless provider MetroPCS had joined the association.

MetroPCS holds the fifth-largest mobile network in the U.S. and as of the beginning of 2011, serves 8.1 million subscribers.  RCA, which comprises more than 100 members, represents the interests of regional and rural wireless carriers.  The addition will also serve to add MetroPCS Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Mark Stachiw to the association’s Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to join RCA,” said Stachiw.  “It is important that competitive carriers such as MetroPCS have a voice in Washington, DC, and RCA is on the forefront of many issues critical to the wireless industry.  We look forward to joining RCA’s efforts on Capitol Hill and at the FCC.”

The move comes as RCA steps ups its efforts on several initiatives, such as lobbying handset manufacturers to make the latest smartphones available to smaller carriers.

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